August 28th, 2009



  • 08:03 Happy 57th birthday, Pee-Wee Herman! #
  • 08:28 @NowIsStrange I'll bet it was produced by Simon Cowell. #
  • 08:31 @themall I wouldn't know about that. Mr. T already ate mine years ago. #
  • 08:39 Why are there no classical music stations with wacky morning shock jocks? #
  • 08:41 Photo: Since it was the seventies, did the black guy speak in jive? mudwerks: #
  • 08:42 Did Barbie's parents really have four daughters and no s
    ons, or do you just not hear about the boys for whatever reason? #
  • 08:42 And what's with the name "Skipper" for their second daughter? Did they have high hopes for her to take on a nautical career? #
  • 08:44 Photo: The follow-up to the highly successful “Painting for Wackjobs” mudwerks: #
  • 11:13 Video: I’ve seen King Vitaman in cereal aisles before, but I never knew anything about the character.  It... #
  • 11:34 My new restaurant idea: Griddle-Earth, a Tolkien-themed pancake house #<
  • 11:37 Photo: I think this might actually be an acceptable answer in a fair number of private schools. samuraifrog:... #
  • 14:48 It's funny how most of the Mac users I know seem more like John Hodgman than Justin Long. #
  • 17:41 Link: Is This Nessie Spotted on Google Earth? - (via samuraifrog) #
  • 18:07 RT @comicgoodness Fail Whales Vet Checkup did not go well..... #comics #
  • 18:26 @sarah_haskins Hey, at least they're honest! #
  • 18:28 @NowIsStrange I would think @therealtavie would like Hodgman, since he kind of reminds me of Dave Foley. No one else sees it, though. #
  • 18:30 @JaredofMo Have you heard about the stage adaptation with the rocketship and the skeletal butler? #
  • 18:32 I saw a car with a picture of Obama in Joker makeup, and the caption "New World Order." #
  • 18:33 I think anyone who uses the term "New World Order" when not referring to pro wrestling might be a douche. But I've been wrong before. #
  • 18:56 How many of you
    actually use the "favorite" option? #
  • 19:57 @oz_diggs Have you drawn the Wogglebug yet? #
  • 19:58 @JaredofMo Yeah, if you click the star to the right of a post, it lists it as one of your favorites. #
  • 19:59 @3x1minus1 I've looked at some people's, but not everyone's. #
  • 20:08 @oz_diggs What about the Frogman? #
  • 21:44 Video: Yeah, I think I’d watch this, too. thedailywhat:
  • 22:24 So THAT'S how the Butter Bridge in Super Mario World got its name! #
  • 22:26 The next project from Square Enix is AARPG, the first role-playing game where every character is over 55. #
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Halloween in August

Today, bethje and I went to see Rob Zombie's version of Halloween II. Unlike many people, I actually liked his original Halloween remake. (Wait, is "original remake" an oxymoron?) Zombie's movies are rather brutally and disturbingly violent, but also seem more realistic and atmospheric than a lot of horror films. This one wasn't as good as the film it's a sequel to, though. While the earlier one was quite straightforward, this one had a few too many "it was only a dream" fake-outs, making it a bit harder to follow. I still don't quite understand how it ended. And Michael Myers' dreams of his mother seemed a little too much like Friday the 13th mixed with Lord of the Rings. I know they explained the white horse thing at the beginning, but every time I saw it, I couldn't help thinking of Tolkien-style elves. I thought Dr. Loomis' being a callous jerk, while not in keeping with his characterization from the original films (and, really, he was the highlight of every Halloween film he was in, at least as far as I'm concerned), worked as an alternate interpretation of the character. When I saw Malcolm McDowell talk about the part at a convention, he said that he'd never watched the original movie, and based on Zombie's script, he viewed Loomis as an incompetent fame-seeker. Also, it's hard to go wrong with an appearance from Weird Al.

By the way, on my way to the movies, I found out that I have to renew my car registration. I thought I wouldn't have to since I bought a new car, but apparently it goes by the license plate rather than the actual vehicle. So I'll have to take care of that tomorrow. Bleh.
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